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February 22, 2016 5:25 pm  

The Planet Venus from ISS....
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ISS will be crossing over the awesome VI sky tonight and Wednesday evening.

Monday, 2/22 Tonight....:@)
Time: 6:55 p.m.
A 6 minute run @ 40 degrees over the horizon
Arriving from the NW and Departing to the SSE (NW to SSE)

Wednesday, 2/24
Time: 6: 47 p.m.
A 6 minute run @ 50 degrees over the horizon - basically the same run as Monday.
Arriving from the NW and Departing to the SSE (NW to SSE)

"Give 'em a wave !"


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February 22, 2016 10:13 pm  

Hey Swans! I think I saw it a little while ago. Looking towards the east it came from the left heading towards the southeast!!! A single bright white light, def not a plane because it didn't have blinking wing lights.


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February 22, 2016 11:25 pm  

Hey Swans! I think I saw it a little while ago. Looking towards the east it came from the left heading towards the southeast!!! A single bright white light, def not a plane because it didn't have blinking wing lights.

Islandjoan, if the timing was 'right on' from 6:55 pm, and you saw a bright, nonblinking light gracefully gliding towards the SSE, then it is ISS you saw! I'm pretty sure it was she, otherwise any other aircraft would, indeed, have blinking lights. ISS 's brightness is due to the sun reflecting off of her.

Tomorrow evening, at 6:47pm., start looking at the NW sky. You'll spot her and be able to follow her for a nice 6 minute run as she continues to the SSE and disappears.

Pretty nice sight; with binoculars, and a steady hand, her solar panels can be seen.
Enjoy!
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February 23, 2016 1:27 am  

hi Swans

yes it was just around 6:55 and it was a steady nonblinking light heading to the SE! Pretty cool! I had forgotten about it, until I saw it, so I didn't have binoculars handy.
I will make a point to remember to go look tomorrow night. Thanks for all the cool stuff you tell us about (tu)


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February 24, 2016 10:12 am  

I was out at 6:47pm looking for it but did not see it! It was not quite dark enough at that time.:-(


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February 24, 2016 1:15 pm  

I was out at 6:47pm looking for it but did not see it! It was not quite dark enough at that time.:-(

Islandjoan, I may have given you the wrong information; I apologize.

ISS will pass over the VIs tonight:

Wednesday, 2/24
Time: 6: 47 p.m.
A 6 minute run @ 50 degrees over the horizon - basically the same run as Monday.
Arriving from the NW and Departing to the SSE (NW to SSE)

Timing of NASA is exact. (I have added an extra minute to the Arrival time so as to allow us a little extra timing opportunity to locate the direction from where she will be first spotted).

Enjoy!


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February 24, 2016 1:48 pm  

Oh yeah you did originally say Monday and Wednesday! When I read it for some reason I thought I was reading "Tuesday" haha!! oops on me!


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February 25, 2016 10:20 am  

I didn't see it last night. It was still light at 6:47 and there were some clouds obscuring the view.:-(


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February 25, 2016 1:32 pm  

I didn't see it last night. It was still light at 6:47 and there were some clouds obscuring the view.:-(

I'm sorry you missed her flyover, Islandjoan, but, unfortunately, we are at the mercy of cloud cover and weather. She will be back though, giving everyone opportunities to see her.

ISS will now have some nice viewing opportunities, but they will again occur in the early morning hours. For instance, she will be flying over on Wednesday - March 2nd - @ 6:03AM - a 6 minute run @ 60 degrees over the horizon - going from the SW to the NNE. With a cup of coffee in hand, one can wake up to ISS ! 😀

Thank you much for your interest in ISS as NASA and ESA sincerely appreciate her supporters/ fans.
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March 26, 2016 11:43 pm  

Good evening ISS friends.
Appearing as a non-blinking, bright light in the night sky, ISS will be gliding over the VIs and Caribbean on the following evening:

Monday, Mar.28th.
Time: 7:24pm
A 6 minute run at 71 degrees over the horizon (Near overhead)
Arriving from the SW and Departing to the NNE (SW to NNE)

"Give 'em a wave...!"
Enjoy!

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April 19, 2016 11:28 pm  

G'evening ISS friends,

ISS is coming home to the Virgin Islands this week and hopes you will spot her in the beautiful Caribbean sky above. That bright, non-blinking light gliding quietly across the evening sky will be her.

Thurs., 4/21, @ 7:31 PM
A 4 minute run @ 50 degrees above the horizon
Coming from the NNW and Disappearing to the ESE (NNW - ESE)

Sat., 4/23 @7:25 PM
A 4 minute run @ 40 degrees above the horizon
Coming from the W and Disappearing to the SSE (W- SSE)

"Give 'em a wave ...!"
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May 2, 2016 10:53 pm  

what an awesome photo swans!! thanks


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May 3, 2016 1:06 am  

what an awesome photo swans!! thanks

Hi Lily!
Compliments of NASA. I thought you might enjoy perusing through some others:

https://www.google.com/search?q=iss+images&biw=1093&bih=517&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiI1aPQ5LzMAhWKvhQKHZUkADsQsAQIGw#tbm=isch&q=iss+nasa+images


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May 23, 2016 7:22 pm  

Greetings ISS friends...
ISS will be returning to the VIs later this week and the sighting will be stunning! You will see her as a non-blinking, bright light gracefully gliding across the beautiful Caribbean sky.

Thursday, May 26th @ 7:50pm
A six minute run - overhead!
Coming from the SW and leaving to the NE (SW to NE).

"Give 'em a wave!"


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May 25, 2016 12:11 pm  

Thanks Swans! I will look for them Thursday night and give 'em a wave.


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May 27, 2016 12:52 am  

Greetings ISS friends...
ISS will be back to the VIs on Saturday evening. Again you will see her as a non-blinking, bright light gliding across the beautiful Caribbean sky.

Sat, May 28th @ 7:41pm
A five minute run @ 22 degrees over the horizon.
Coming from the West and leaving to the North (W to N) - Notice the shorter arc?.

"Give 'em a wave!" Are you remembering to WAVE????? 😀


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June 17, 2016 4:58 pm  

G'evening ISS friends: Guess who's coming for a visit!

Sun., June 19th.
Time: 7:50pm.
A 4 minute run @ 35 degrees over the horizon
Arriving from the NNW and Departing to the E (NNW to E)

In order to locate ISS, "Degrees Over the Horizon" is given in each sighting opportunity. To help locate ISS, the following method may be applied:

The sky is split up into 360 degrees. To get a general idea of how to measure degrees, extend your arm out from you, make a fist, and the distance from the top of your hand to the bottom is about 10 degrees. To check it for yourself, extend your arm and fist out toward the horizon. Then place your other arm and fist on top of the first and alternate them until you have counted to nine. You have just measured 90 degrees and your arm should now be straight up over your head, as it is 90 degrees over the horizon. I hope this helps.

Please remember: "Give 'em a wave !" :@)

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June 18, 2016 1:00 am  

Thanks Swan!


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June 20, 2016 4:33 pm  

G'evening ISS friends: She's back!

Tues., 6/21/16
Time: 7:42pm
A 4 minute run @ 60 degrees over the horizon - near overhead
Coming from the WNW and Leaving at SSE (WNW to SSE).

Please remember: "Give 'em a wave !" :@)

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June 20, 2016 10:18 pm  

Hopefully it will be clear tomorrow night. Lots of cloud cover right now. I hope I remember.
Thanks Swan. Tammy


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June 20, 2016 10:40 pm  

Hopefully it will be clear tomorrow night. Lots of cloud cover right now. I hope I remember.
Thanks Swan. Tammy

I hope it's clear too. I'll send you a reminder tomorrow...:D


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June 20, 2016 11:45 pm  

Thank you!


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June 21, 2016 12:22 pm  

G'morning Tammy and ISS friends: Reminding you about tonight's visit from ISS.
Please enjoy!

Tues., 6/21/16
Time: 7:42pm
A 4 minute run @ 60 degrees over the horizon - near overhead
Coming from the WNW and Leaving at SSE (WNW to SSE).

Please remember: "Give 'em a wave !" :@)


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June 21, 2016 11:54 pm  

So sad that there was too much cloud cover to see her tonight. I waved anyway just in case.

Thanks Swan.


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June 22, 2016 1:47 am  

So sad that there was too much cloud cover to see her tonight. I waved anyway just in case.

Thanks Swan.

Thank you. The crew appreciates your waves!


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